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The Lodge in the Vale
Ranked #1 of 2 Thirlmere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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“Little gem”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed as a family group of 5 in 2 rooms (room 3 with window, room 10 with skylight). The hotel is conveniently located, with clean and modern rooms which were lovely and warm. The skylight was not a problem, but may not suit all. Check in was efficient. Breakfast: continental with reasonable range of items; dining room barely accommodates all guests so you may have to eat at one of the low coffee tables (this was not ideal!). There is significant road noise though this almost disappears at night (the rooms all face the road; not sure why it was designed this way). We would stay again.

Stayed May 2014
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Beautiful building set in beautiful country. Giving amazing views. Clean and modern design. Good rooms. Refreshing continental breakfast. Only downsides were bed was too firm for my liking and option for a full english breakfast would of been nice. Would defernetly recommend though and would defernetly think about staying again.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

I have stayed twice this year (2014) at the Lodge in the vale and have just booked a third stay next month (June) and bringing three friends with me from Iceland. Fantastic staff, sooo helpful and friendly. I wish more hotels had their lovely attitude. Nice modern, clean rooms and all you can eat for breakfast. On top of this great architecture so your senses are glad all round. Terrific location that is close to many parts of the lakes.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Beverley, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Clean and modern hotel located conveniently between Keswick and Grasmere. Room was modern, although a little small, with a clean bathroom. Breakfast was more than adequate with a range of cereals, pastries, bread, fruit and yogurts to choose from - just as good as you would get elsewhere in the Lakes (there was an option to have a cooked breakfast at the Kings Head Arms a short drive away if wanted, although not necessary with what is already offered!)
All in all a really nice, comfortable stay - would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

Stopped here for a little break and found the Lodge very comfortable, clean and with some great views. We arrived early and our room wasn't ready but that was no problem. We were told we could leave our bags and return later to check in if we preferred. We were made very welcome by excellent staff.

Great base for a stop though there is no onsite restaurant but as mainly walkers stay here there is a pub approx 1 mile that can be reached without too much trouble by foot. The lodge has a cafe where you can have sandwiches, cakes, hot or cold drinks etc which were all of good quality. Cakes might even have been “home made”. In the same cafe you can have a glass of wine or beer of an evening if you prefer. Really felt friendly and comfortable. Would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Very Good...Loved it...Rooms are bit tiny but neat and clean...View is Fantastic...Planing to go again with my friends...Breakfast was also very good...Their White Soft Bread is really good..just loved the place...some people may not get a better view from their room but at the end of the day, you can just go out and enjoy the view...

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Stayed here cos we got a late deal through Trivago. The staff were pleasant and the breakfast was fine, although we would have prefered a cooked one. The room was very small but clean and had everything you would expect. The biggest drawback was the view, we were hoping for a lovely view being in the Lakes, but all we got was a skylight, no proper window, with a lovely view of the sky, made it feel we were in a prison cell.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Derek S, General Manager at The Lodge in the Vale, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you weren't entirely happy with your room. You booked last minute and our last double room (with sky light) was allocated. Unfortunately we couldn't upgrade your room as we were fully booked.
I'm pleased that you enjoyed the breakfast and found the staff pleasant. I'll be happy to arrange a room without a sky light for you on your next visit.
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Property: The Lodge in the Vale
Address: | St John’s in the Vale, Thirlmere, Keswick CA12 4TQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Keswick > Thirlmere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Thirlmere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lodge in the Vale 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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